Hun meaning

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A barbarous or destructive person.
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(offensive slang) Used as a disparaging term for a German, especially a German soldier in World War I.
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A member of a warlike Asian people that, led by Attila and others, invaded E and central Europe in the 4th and 5th cent. a.d.
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A member of a nomadic tribe, the Huns, most likely of Turkic origin, which invaded Europe in the fourth century from Central Asia.
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(figuratively) A vandal, a barbarian, an uncivilized destructive person.
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(slang, derogatory, UK) A German (popular in the media since World War I)
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The definition of a Hun is a savage, particularly one of the 4th and 5th century Asian invaders of Europe lead by Attila, or an endearing nickname people use for each other.

1. An example of a hun is a destructive soldier.

2. An example of hun is what a man may call his wife.

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A member of a group of Central Asian nomadic pastoralist peoples who invaded Europe in the fourth and fifth centuries ad and were defeated in 455.
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Any savage or destructive person; vandal.
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The ISO 3166-1 three-letter (alpha-3) code for Hungary.
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(slang, derogatory, UK, Ireland) A Protestant.
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Origin of hun

  • From Late Latin Hunnī the Huns from Turki Hunyü

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin Hunnus, apparently ultimately from Turkic Hun-yü, the name of a tribe (they were known in China as (Hsiungnu)).

    From Wiktionary